Eastbourne city life
As a British tourist destination, Eastbourne maintains a high focus on providing top sources of entertainment for its young community, including international students.
The seafront of Eastbourne consists of Victorian hotels, the pier, as well as a Napoleonic era fort and military museum. The beach stretches about 6 km, featuring the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain, Beachy Head. The town provides beautiful scenery and is surrounded by a stunning countryside.
You’ll have a lot of festivals and shows to attend if you plan on studying a degree and living in Eastbourne, such as:
- Eastbourne Music and Arts festival
- Eastbourne’s Magnificent Motors - vintage and classic cars motorbikes and buses
- Eastbourne Cycling Festival
- The Airbourne International Airshow
- AEGON International Tennis championship
- Eastbourne Extreme Sports festival
- Annual traditional bonfire and firework display
- Eastbourne’s Annual Beer festival
- Other live band concerts and craft fairs
The town boasts four theatres, two cinemas, four shopping centres, and is home to the Towner Contemporary Art Museum. Beautiful parks and gardens are spread all across town and present many opportunities for picnics, days out, or studying in nature. Sovereign Harbour offers waterside eateries, independent boutiques and retail shops.
International atmosphere in Eastbourne
As an important tourist destination in Britain as well as a place with a history of English language teaching, Eastbourne attracts its fair share of international visitors, especially considering its modest size. Younger people are moving into town, especially students, families and commuters to London and Brighton, located nearby.
International students mainly come from China, Cyprus, Poland, India, and other places all across the world.
As with the rest of the British Isles, Eastbourne experiences cool summers and mild winters. The local climate is notable for most days of sunshine compared to the rest of UK - holding the record for the highest recorded amount of sunshine in a month. Temperature extremes range from 31°C (87°F) in summer, down to -10°C (13°F) in winter.